Academic Catalog

Applying as an International Student

SPU welcomes international student applications, and is eager to have qualified students from a variety of geographic and cultural backgrounds join our academic community. SPU also seeks to admit students who would most benefit from the distinctives of the institution. 

International students are non-immigrants to the United States who are admitted to the country on a temporary U.S. visa (most commonly an F-1 student visa). U.S. citizens, permanent residents, naturalized citizens, and undocumented students are not considered international students. 

If you plan to attend classes at SPU without being admitted to the University, see Non-Matriculated International Students for requirements and procedures.